Winner's Unlimited - No. 107

Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes - Buyer's commission 22%

May 8, 2018
Opening $150
Estimate $200 - $400

Handwritten and signed letter by Rabbi Natan Bamberger, rabbi of Wurzburg, dated 1914.

Handwritten list of financial stipend recipients as well as other issues. Hebrew-language letters from him are rare, as he generally wrote in German.

Rabbi Natan Bamberger [1842-1919]: chief rabbi of Wurzburg and the Bavarian region of Germany, son of Rabbi Yitzchak Dov Bamberger who was among the rabbinical leaders of Germany in the 19th century [known for the great controversy with Rabbi Shimshon Refael Hirsch with respect to the communities who separated themselves]. After his father's passing in 1839, he served as the city's rabbi and head of the teachers' study hall. He was officially named chief rabbi of Wurzburg by the government in 1886 after unsuccessful attempts by the Reform to remove him from office. Known for his many activities on behalf of the residents of the Land of Israel with a personal relationship with Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld and Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook [Rabbi Bamberger was the one who extricated Rabbi Kook from imprisonment during WWI, and hosted him in his home until Rabbi Kook moved to Switzerland]. Authored Likkutei HaLevi and Pekudat HaLeviim.

[1] leaf official stationery. 23x15 cm. Fold marks. Fine condition.

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Letters from rabbis